Welcome to part 7 of #TheFinalWords series!
We’ve reached the actual final words of Jesus on the cross. Jesus gave one last shout!
“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 2:23-45-46
Jesus’ life wasn’t taken from him, he gave it up freely for you and for me! Jesus said,
“No one can take my life from me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again.” John 10:18
For any sacrifice to be accepted, it must be voluntary. Jesus made the final sacrifice that ever needs to be made for our sins, and he did it willingly!
In response, Romans 12:1 tells us, to offer our bodies as a living sacrifice.
Christ laid down his life that we might live, and invites us to become living sacrifices.
“He died for everyone so that those who receive his new life will no longer live for themselves. Instead, they will live for Christ, who died and was raised for them.” 2 Cor 5:15
He died for us, so we should live for him!